Stephen is based in the North West of England and started on the comedy trail with two initial appearances at The Frog and Bucket, Preston, in summer 2014, both times finishing a close second.
He entered the Yorkshire Fringe New Comedian of the Year in July 2015, winning his heat and appearing in the final in front of 400 people with Rob Beckett MC'ing the event. As a result of reaching the final he was also offered a spot in the quarter finals of the Leicester Square New Comedian of 2015 in November.
Stephen entered the Nando’s New Comedian of 2015 as part of Southport Comedy Festival, coming through the heat and finishing as runner up in the final, and in November 2016 he won the Barnoldswick Comedian of the Year 2016.
His 6 minute spot at Hot Water Comedy Club, Liverpool, in October 2017, currently has over a quarter of a million views on Facebook!
He is a clean, deadpan comedian with quirky one liners and dry observations.
Winner King Gong, Manchester Comedy Store, November 2017
Winner Barnoldswick comedian of the year 2016.
Runner up Nando's new comedian of the year 2015.
"Old whippersnapper and worryingly funny. Frankly I hope he stops doing comedy before he costs me work" Gary Delaney
“Stephen Cookson has some of the finest crafted one-liners on the circuit today. He also possesses a finely tuned comic timing way beyond his experience as a newer comic" Phil Walker
“Deadpan one-liners that were perfectly executed and written. Had one lady hyperventilating and begging for him to stop. The quality of this man’s gags are up there with Milton Jones and Gary Delaney” Bryan Malcolm (The Haha Club)
“A masterclass in one liner comedy” Rick Hulse